Grateful Dead Live at Richmond Coliseum on 1983-10-08
- Grateful Dead
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Feel Like A Stranger, Friend Of The Devil, Minglewood Blues, Brown Eyed Women, Cassidy, West L.A. Fadeaway, Hell In A Bucket-> Deal
Day Job-> Playin' In The Band-> Crazy Fingers-> Drums-> Truckin'-> Spoonful-> Wharf Rat-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues
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|01 Feel Like A Stranger|
|02 Friend Of The Devil|
|03 New Minglewood Blues|
|04 Brown Eyed Women|
|06 West LA Fadeaway|
|09 Keep You Day Job|
|10 Playing In The Band|
|11 Crazy Fingers|
|16 Wharf Rat|
|17 Sugar Magnolia Jam|
|18 Good Lovin'|
|19 US Blues|
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
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- Richmond, VA
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- Charlie Miller
- Richmond Coliseum
Subject: Throwing it down in Richmond
That had to mean it might now be business as usual this October back in 1983.
This tour was something that was quite special for all the obvious reasons as the band set the pace on this night for the entire tour.
This show from start to finished is high energy,focused and loads of fun as well.
The first set is a classic mid '80's romp blending the old with the new. The duo of Stranger and FOTD to open the show reveals this perfectly. You get a faster paced B. E. Women, which was quite common during these years and was a preference for me, as the tune had much more power and conviction when it was s played at a faster tempo. Brent really helped propel this version as well.
Cassidy was always a welcome surprise and this one is spun quite nicely. By 1983 Brent had firmly become an equal player in this band it was showcased on tunes like Cassidy. Jerry is really attentive in this version playing perfect licks and building up the energy, along with Phil and his 6 string, quite nicely.
You then get a nasty West LA, which is the way Jerry loved to play this one.
Hell in a Bucket was still relatively new and the potential is clearly on display on this version, but honestly the set closing Deal is a complete scorcher.
Set two may seem short and sweet, but oh is it quite sweet. You get the east coast debut of Day Job which is quite rollicking which then takes off into a very formidable and extremely dynamic PITB. The crown jewel of the set is the text book perfect rendition of Crazy Finger. Jerry is just in zone on this one and it is a complete joy to listen to as his crooning voice has just enough of that scruff balanced with that classic sweetness.
Post space is classic GD fare with a good, and I mean really good, reading of Truckin' with a perfect crescendo peak. This drop into nasty and well played Spoonful before transitioning into a heartfelt reading of Wharf Rat.
The preview of coming attractions to expect the unexpected on this tour blossom after a near one minute of surging into Sugar Magnolia before Bobby completely changes gear and they drop into a robust and well received Good Lovin'.
They would finish Sugar Mag the following night in Greensboro.
They leave the crowd wanted more closing the evening out with U.S. Blues
Sound quality is good, although there is some high end distortion at points post space. Bass and vocal are also good and Jerry is perfect in both volume and tone.
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